Grants

HUNGER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE: WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?

3:30-5:30 pm, April 16, 2020, The Hotel Concord, 11 South Main Street, Concord, NH. No one should struggle to put food on the table. While hunger is often invisible, it is a reality for many people throughout New Hampshire, including children, people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, and working households trying to make ends meet. The […]

Foundation awards $149,000 in Fall grant round

In November the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation awarded grants to five organizations. Recipients include Gather, NH Fiscal Policy Institute, NH Oral Health Coalition, the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) and the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy. Projects funded include a mobile market for children in Rochester and another for the refugee […]

Concord Monitor: My Turn: What I’m thankful for – and what I worry about

By GAIL GARCEAU for the Monitor MOST OF US WILL BE FORTUNATE ENOUGH to gather with family and friends on Thursday to celebrate one of our most treasured holidays. The origin of Thanksgiving was to celebrate the harvest and the blessings of the past year. In reflecting on those blessings, one I tend to take […]

Helping farmers, grocers and families thrive in rural New Hampshire

Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up), a signature program of Fair Food Network, helps those in need get access to healthy, nutritious food. Double Up matches SNAP (or food-stamp) dollars spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of its work supporting this growing national field, Fair Food Network is sharing tools, lessons learned, and […]

The potential impacts of proposed SNAP eligibility and work requirement changes on food insecurity

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s new analysis, The Potential Impacts of Proposed SNAP Eligibility and Work Requirement Changes on Food Insecurity, reviews the current success of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the risks posed, especially to children, by these proposed federal policy changes. SNAP provides tens of thousands of Granite Staters with means […]

Case study: A Community Comes Together to Protect its Children

MANCHESTER N.H. — Police departments throughout the country respond to thousands of troubling incidents at residences each year where young children are present. These include domestic violence situations, overdoses, sexual assaults and suicide threats. A growing body of evidence indicates that children exposed to prolonged and excessive traumatic experiences like these may suffer life-long effects. […]

Investing in children: Double Up Food Bucks Adds Produce to the Menu for Low-Income Families

  Stretching a monthly budget for groceries can be a challenge for many families, but for beneficiaries of the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) it is especially tough. Families that use SNAP often have to forgo buying fresh, nutritious local produce as it can be financially out of reach after buying other food staples […]

2019 Call for Fall Grant Applications

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation grant application process is now open for the following funding priorities: Promote oral health for children through age five and pregnant women  Prevent childhood obesity with a focus on children through age five Reduce food insecurity Requests for single year projects up to $20,000, and multi-year requests up to […]

Foundation Awards $600,000 in Spring Grant Round

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation recently awarded grants to eight projects designed to improve children’s health. Recipients include Catholic Charities/NH Food Bank, Fair Food Network, Gather, Grow Nashua, UNH Sustainability Network, North Country Health Consortium and UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice. The Foundation also selected its first strategic grantmaking partner, the UNH […]

Addressing the shortage of oral health care in Northern NH

Innovative program brings dental care directly to children A “portable” dental program operated by a nonprofit organization has innovated the delivery of preventive dental care to vulnerable children in the least populated and most remote region of the Granite State. Dubbed the “Molar Express,” the program has been providing oral health care to North Country […]